I threw it back, and cast again. I wanted to see another one.
"Mr.Fish" is no particular fish, he actually seems a little whale-like. But he is a fish (I didn't draw lungs, did I?) and in this case, he's cold. As am I.
Here is an over-wordy description of how I painted it.
Each painting I make starts with a pencil sketch. I start with light pencil lines, building up to darker, more definitive lines, and then traced over with black pen (to show the sketch who's the boss). I then transfer the drawing to my painting surface (usually bristol board, but in this case, canvas board).
I then paint a ground onto my painting surface (fancy term for painting the board all one color). I chose lemon yellow for this ground.
Once I have a ground down, I can start to paint. I chose a color triad this time: blue-green, red-violet, and yellow-orange. I start with the background first, working my way towards the foreground.
Once all of the basic color, shadows, and highlights are down, I create deeper shadows and slight outlines on, and around the fish. I use a pre-made mixture made of blue and brown, watered down.
This is the final result. I left out the ice fisherman from the original sketch. I decided I didn't need him. Sorry, man.
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